Sunday, December 30, 2012

December Shorts: Winner Lose All by Timothy Zahn


E-Book Prequel to Scoundrels

Scoundrels is one of the most anticipated Star Wars novels in quite some time. Dubbed Oceans Eleven meets Star Wars, Scoundrels stars Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando  and an assorted gang of other Scoundrels :)
To rev up anticipation and give potential readers a glimpse of some of the major players in the novel there have been a few short stories, including this one.
Winner lose all finds Lando low on funds and looking to win one of the galaxies biggest sabbac games. In the midst of qualifying Lando runs into two old friends: Bink and Tavia. These two female thieves are a part of the event for their own agenda until a shocking plot is discovered that requires them all to come together to save Bink's hide.
I really enjoyed this story. I had recently read the short story Heist by Timothy Zahn in the recent Star Wars Insider so I was familiar with Bink and Tavia. My one complaint is that I would have liked a lot more Lando in this story. It's wonderful that two great female characters like Bink and Taqvia are now in the Star Wars Universe but They really overshadowed Lando in his own novella! Still a great read and I cant wait to get Scoundrels!

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